FESTIVAL PROJECTS

After September, many projects created for single editions of Festivaletteratura live on through collaborations with libraries, cultural institutions and festival partners or on the web with a series of bibliographies and other materials that can be freely accessed. Each of these websites is an enduring Festival tale that leads to other tales.

PROGETTI 2017
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Atlante Un esercizio itinerante di cartografia collettiva da Brescia a Mantova, un viaggio a piedi in quattro tappe in cui i partecipanti, guidati da Luigi Farrauto e Andrea Novali, raccoglieranno impressioni, appunti, immagini e notizie per comporre una mappa partecipata dei punti d'interesse del territorio. Partenza il 3 settembre e arrivo il 6 all'apertura del Festival. Scopri sul sito come partecipare!
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EUROPEAN VOCABULARY (Available in original language and IT) “Europeans live in multilingualism” wrote Claude Hagège, and we wanted to prove him right. Since 2008, Festivaletteratura has asked each one of its guests to highlight a particularly meaningful word in their native language to be added to a shared vocabulary. This has created a unique collection that keeps growing and is enriched with each edition.
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MEGLIO DI UN ROMANZO (Available in IT) A series of encounters and a call for narrative journalist projects by young people aged 15-30 who want to submit their work to the Festivaletteratura audience, individually or as a group. Better than a Novel is a forum for discussion and a training space with the aim to connect aspiring bloggers, reporters and documentary writers with contemporary journalism leading figures.
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Nelle puntate precedenti Per riannodare i fili del discorso, capire da che punto siamo partiti e come – più o meno ordinatamente – stiamo procedendo, ecco le "eventografie" dedicate a quattro dei temi al centro dell'edizione 2017, trattati da giovedì a domenica nello spazio dell'Archivio a Palazzo Castiglioni.
PROGETTI PASSATI (2002-2016)
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SCIENCE FICTION LIBRARY (Available in IT) Collecting chronicles of the future is not an easy task, especially when dealing with a literary genre that has unfairly fallen into oblivion. In 2011, with the help of Tullio Avoledo, of libraries in Mantua and other institutions scattered all over Italy, we did it and collected a selection of novels (and authors) which enable us to immerse ourselves in the hopes and fears of human kind.
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TRAVELLING LIBRARIES (Available in IT) A psychologist, an architect, a mathematician and a writer: in order to relive the extraordinary early 20th century experience, in 2012 Festivaletteratura asked four authors a question that has troubled readers, librarians and intellectuals since the beginning of time: what are the 200/300 books that you deem to be essential in any library?
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SCRITTURE GIOVANI (Available in IT, EN, DE)A far-reaching international project to promote the best emerging talents of European literature in collaboration with The Hay Festival and Internationales literaturfestival Berlin. Since 2002, Young Writers has given prominence to dozens of under-32 authors from the Old Continent through an anthology of stories, a multilingual website and a tour of the partner festivals.
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IMMAGINE DELLA CITTÀ How to hand down Mantua in 2016 to future generations. Festivaletteratura, together with the Mantua State Archive, launched a collective photographic campaign to construct a memory of the city to leave for the future: locals and visitors, festival goers and tourists alike will be able to take part through the form (in Italian) on the website festivaletteratura.it submitting five photos taken in 2016, classified in real time and displayed during the festival. Each image bearer will therefore enter the archives not to consult documents, but rather to produce them, creating a conscious and shared memory.
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PROTOTIPI Two weeks to create the books of the future. Prototipi is a design workshop which engages young humanists, designers and computer scientists who are engaged in researching new ways of writing, cultural transmission and sharing literary creations that can make use of the potentials offered by new technologies. The results of the workshop are tested and discussed each year by the authors and audience of Festivaletteratura.